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Avira Antivirus end of life

Avira Antivirus end of life

The Avira announcement, states that the following products will be discontinued on 1 November 2022 and reach their end-of-life.

Avira was acquired this year by Investcorp and as a result have decided to end support for its enterprise products. See this announcement for further information Investcorp from Bahrein acquires German AV vendor Avira.

The following products will no longer be supported by Avira beyond December 31, 2021

  • Avira Antivirus Pro Business Edition
  • Avira Antivirus for Server
  • Avira Antivirus for Endpoint
  • Avira Antivirus for Small Business
  • Avira Exchange Security

Existing licenses with an expiry date of up to December 31, 2020, can be renewed via your reseller until November 30, 2020. This deadline has not passed so you will need to contact your account manager for an alternative solution.

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How to stop ransomware

How to stop ransomware

Organisations come to MR Backup who want to mitigate the risks or getting caught out by cybercriminals locking them out of their systems.

Businesses have experienced a 50% increase in the rise of data breach reports due to cybersecurity attacks. Criminals are now using sophisticated ways to target your employees to open infected emails that will encrypt all your network data. A recent survey showed 93% of data security breaches are caused by human error.

ABC to Ransomware

Step 1 Antivirus Protection should be installed and up to date and auto-update is turned on.

Step 2 Backup your data and ensure it is encrypted and stored off your network.

Step 3 Continuity solutions from Mr Backup will roll back and restart your servers before the attack.

Contact us today to discuss your concerns and we will advise you on the best route to reduce your risk of getting caught out from ransomware

How to stop ransomware

Mr Backup 9 years on

Newsletter – Mr Backup is 9 years old today

Over the past year, we have achieved 30% growth, qualified for BBBEE certification, attracted the attention of corporate-level opportunities, placed a foothold in Europe outside of the UK, and implemented a new management team.  Through growth, we aim to deliver on our mission to provide all our customers with reliable, efficient and cost-effective data protection systems.
In the last year, customers have asked us to provide backup for Microsoft Office 365, Cloud Backup, Disaster Recovery, plus assist with Compliancy and Business Continuity projects. 

We have worked hard to select the right world-class solutions for you and have delivered all of these products and services.

View our complete list of vendors here https://mrbackup.biz/partners/

If you are not currently using our backup monitoring services check out our research on the 7 reasons why backups fail and what to look out for.  

Your data is the most valuable asset in your business, and we take great care to ensure we monitor and troubleshoot every backup job that starts to have issues. 

Mr Backup has now invested heavily in a new professional services automation system from Kaseya to track and manage every customer issue and ensure we can measure and improve the services we offer all our customers.

The Mr Backup team would like to personally thank all our valued customers for your continued loyalty and trust in us to look after your business data for the past 9 years

Inspiring young women in IT

Mr Backup sponsors CuriosITy workshop Inspiring young women in schools to consider a career in IT

Mr Backup believes in developing the next generation to consider careers in IT.  With 30% of staff working at

 Mr Backup being female we are committed to providing equal opportunities for all.  Our recruitment strategy as always is to find the right candidate for our company culture.  Technical skills can and always will be taught on the job at Mr Backup.  We pride ourselves on developing people and the community to empower themselves. 

This month we are proud to announce for the second year running Mr Backup is sponsoring a table at Brescia House School’s Curiosity Workshop https://www.brescia.co.za/curiosity The aim of this event is to inspire young women to look at the opportunity in the IT market. 


In November 2015, Brescia House School in conjunction with Microsoft appointed four Grade 10 girls to represent the School and South Africa as part of the 200 world-wide Microsoft Student Ambassadors. The girls have attended virtual webinars during the year and were challenged, as part of the program, to run a project that will make a difference in the community.  The girls identified that traditionally girls do not choose IT as a career path, nor do many girls select IT as a matriculation subject at school. The Girls, along with their Teacher, Mrs. Lyneth Crighton, came up with an idea to host a special elegant dinner for girls, like themselves, who were interested in a career in IT.

On Wednesday 25th May, Brescia House School held it first CuriosITy Dinner the girls hosted one hundred and thirty Grade 11 girls presenting thirty-six schools from all over Gauteng, along with one hundred IT or CAT teachers and various professionals from the IT industry.  Participates enjoyed a wonderful three-course dinner and listened to talks by Lori Milner, author of the book “Own your space” and Amukelani Mombedzi from WeThinkCode. During the evening, the girls changed tables after each course to give them the maximum advantage for meeting professionals for the IT industry.

On Wednesday 17th May 2017, Brescia House School held its second CuriosITy Dinner; two hundred and one Grade 11 girls presenting forty-four schools from all over Gauteng, along with one hundred and thirty-six various professionals from the IT industry and IT or CAT teachers from the represented schools. 

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BEE Status Update

BEE Status Update

Black Economic Empowerment Level 2 Status Announcement

The Directors of Mr Backup (Pty) Ltd are proud to announce that the Board has approved the implementation of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Level 2 Status.

“We are delighted with this announcement and would like to thank all our loyal customers, suppliers and business partners for giving us this opportunity.

Due to the continued success and growth at Mr Backup, we are determined to enhance our Proudly South African status in a positive approach to our country’s efforts to bring about economic equality. Our team has worked very hard to achieve over 30% growth in 2018 across the Southern African region, and we are naturally very proud of achieving a Level 2 Contribution Status for 2019 with 51% ownership by our PDI employees.

The certification demonstrates our commitment not only to operational excellence but to remain an active and enthusiastic contributor to the future of the South African economy,” says, Nic Thorburn, Chief Executive Officer.

A huge benefit for our customers is the 125%  BEE Procurement Recognition they receive due to our Level Two status, even while we await the issue of the final document to distribute.

About Mr Backup

Formed in 2010 Mr Backup provides an all-encompassing managed data protection service.  Utilising products from industry-leading data backup, storage, and security vendors, every solution provided by Mr Backup is monitored and supported by our Johannesburg based International Support Desk.  Operating throughout Africa and Europe our unique approach enables Mr Backup to protect, manage and monitor thousands of machines daily, thus saving our customers countless hours managing backups and reducing business risk due to data loss and cybercrime.